As most WBAI listeners know at this point--because ours is a well informed audience--it’s the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots--and there’s been a slew of events marking Pride month as well as International World Pride. It all culminates on Sunday with the traditional Gay Pride Parade. But, because it’s the 50th anniversary, many in the LGBTQ+ community have decided to embrace an alternative event because of what they see as the hijacking of their annual festivities by corporate and provincial interests who don’t represent the true meaning of the struggle. Further, many are rankled by organizers’ embrace of police departments across the country--after all, Stonewall itself wouldn’t have occurred if those brave protestors didn’t choose to fight back against yet another NYPD-led raid on that bar. With me is Ann Northrop, veteran journalist and activist, co-host of GAYUSA, and one of the organizers of that alternative, the Reclaim Pride Coalition’s Queer Liberation March & Rally on June 30th.